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Line, shape, volume, value, texture, and color.
Elements of Art
Unity and Variety, Balance, Emphasis and Subordination, Directional Forces, Contrast, Repetition and Rhythm, Scale and Proportion.
Principles of Design
An obvious break from the norm in a design.
A group of interrelated elements of parts forming a collective unity.
Special attention given to a particular of a composition, which gives it prominence.
Rest and calm.
Horizontal Line Direction
Stability and Strength.
Vertical Line Direction
Action and movement.
Diagonal Line Direction
Graceful, flowing movement.
Curved Line Direction
Flowing and rhythmical.
Describes an area.
Crosses and defines surfaces between edges of shapes.
Dim, fade, stop, or disappear.
Objective, impersonal, and uniform in character.
Decorative, not seen in nature.
Copy or imitation of real textures.
Exaggerated use of linear perspective to achieve dramatic and engaging presentation of a subject.
A visual phenomenon in which the atmospheric density progessively increases, hazing over the perceived world as distance increases.
A form of linear perspective in which the lines receding into space converge at a single vanishing point of the eye line.
A form of linear perspective in which the lines receding into space converge at a two vanishing points of the eye line, on the left and the right of the object being drawn.
1. (verb) To simplify, emphasize or distort qualities of perceptual reality. 2. (noun) The reduction of an image or object to an essential aspect of its form or concept.
An additive method in which the artist constructs artwork by using objects and images which were originally created for other purposes.
An equilibrium across visual elements which differ in size, number, weight, color, or texture.
The dividing line between objects, images, or experiences.
Skill or dexterity in the handling of tools and materials.
1. The physical manifestation of a design, 2. The organization or arrangement of visual elements to create a unified artwork, 3. A three-dimensional object.
The purpose of a design which motivates the designer.
The underlying sense of movement or the overall expressive qualities of an object.
An gradual transition from one color to another or from one form to another.
A pleasing or soothing relationship among the elements of design.
An artwork or a design which presents an ensemble of images and objects within a 3D environment.
Adjacent placement of visual elements.
1. A point in motion, 2. A series of adjacent points, 3. A connection between points, 4. An implied connection between points.
A solid three-dimensional form.
An additive sculptural process by which a plastic material is formed into an artwork or design.
1. Any clearly defined area around a positive form, 2. A space created through the absence of an object rather than through the presence of an object.
In three-dimensional design, an area with measurable width and height.
A functional manufactured object that is displayed as a work of art.
The outer edges of a physical object.
A comparative relationship between the parts of a whole.
A form of balance that is created when shapes or volumes are mirrored both vertically and horizontally, with the center as the focal point.
A size relationship between two separate objects.
The inner edges of a physical object.
In orthographic projection, a slice of an object or architectural structure which reveals in internal structure and detail.
The area within, between, or around an area of substance.
Relationship of an object to the ground plane and other objects.
An intrinsic material beauty or surface effect caused by an artist's handling of materials.
A form of balance that is created when shapes are mirrored on either side of an axis.
The substantiality of an object or the degree to which an object or a force can be felt.
The extension of an object through stretching or bending.
The process of changing from one state or form to another.
An enclosed area of 3D space.
Colors created by the mixing of light.
Additive color mixing
Illusion of a visual complementary color image that occurs after staring at a hue, then gazing at a plain white surface.
Hues that lie next to each other on a color-wheel.
The intensity or purity of a color, and its degree of saturation.
A color that dominates an image and provides an overall visual or emotional effect.
The psychological tendency to see colors we expect to see even when the actual colors are different.
Any of several 3D models for portraying color relationships according to variables of hue, saturation, and value.
A color scheme based on two colors.
Full range of colors available within a particular color space.
A method of painting that uses shades of gray in an underpainting to establish the value structure of a composition.
A predominantly light tone.
Dominant color in a color scheme.
Actual color seen on objects or persons.
A predominantly dark tone.
A color system based on variations in a single hue.
Monochromatic Color System
Color which has been grayed or reduced in intensity by being mixed with any neutrals or with a complementary color.
Color substances or agents that gives their color property to another material.
The additive primaries are red, green, and blue; the subtractive primaries are red, blue, and yellow.
Term signifying the brightness or dullness of a color.
A color produced by a mixture of two primary colors.
A hue that has been mixed with black.
The optical alteration of a color by a surrounding color.
A complementary color plus the two colors on either side of its complement on the color wheel.
That which is derived from the mind reflecting on a personal viewpoint or emotion.
Color created when light is selectively reflected off a pigmented or dyed surface.
Creating color by absorption or scattering to selectively remove some of the colors of light, or radiation, reaching the human eye.
Subtractive Color Mixing
A hue that is mixed from a primary color and one secondary color.
A color scheme based on four hues equidistant on the color wheel.
A hue that has been mixed with black and white.
A color scheme using three colors which are equidistant on the color wheel.
Degree of lightness or darkness of a color.
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